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How to clean golf clubs and golf grips

Having clean golf clubs always ensure that they last for longer. The best time to clean golf clubs is right after the game. However, if you can’t manage to clean them after the golfing session, then you can clean them whenever you get time. There are quite a number of ways on how to clean golf clubs ranging from using a golf club cleaning service, cleaning golf clubs with vinegar, cleaning golf clubs with coke, cleaning golf clubs with wd40 to using the old water bucket method. Whichever method you use, make sure you are careful so that you don’t damage your golf clubs.

How to clean golf irons using a bucket with water

  1. Mix warm water and a mild soap in a clean bucket.
  • Fill the bucket with just enough water to ensure the golf club heads are covered in water.
  • Add some more soap (you can use dish soap) and start the warm water. Make sure the water is warm and not hot to ensure you don’t ruin the ferrule.
  • If you are using metal wood heads or wood heads and not an iron club head, then you should another method to clean them.
  1. Put the golf club heads in water for a few minutes
  • If the clubs are only a little muddy, then 5 minutes of soaking in the warm soapy water is enough. For dirtier golf club irons, 10 minutes or more should do the magic.
  • Ensure the ferrules are above the water. If they happen to be touching the water, pour out some water.
  1. Use a soft bristle brush to scrub the grooves
  • Use any plastic brush that has soft bristles. Vegetable brushes and tooth brushes are the most popular choices. Clean the face first, the back, then the top and lastly the bottom.
  • Do not use a wire bristle brush even if the golf club iron’s surfaces are too filthy because they can damage the face of the golf club and later affect their performance.
  • If the golf club head has rust, using a fine grade steel wool always does the trick
  1. Rinse the golf club heads with clean water
  • If the golf club heads still have some dirt on them, you’ll need to scrub them a second time. as mentioned before, ensure the ferrules don’t get wet.
  1. Dry the iron gold heads with the best golf towel
  • Ensure the iron golf heads are clean before drying them with a clean golf towel as any moisture on the iron golf heads may lead to rusting.
  • You can polish the golf club heads with a chrome or steel polish. You can use the instructions that came with the golf club set

How to clean golf grips

When you clean golf clubs, ensure you don’t forget golf grips. Over time, sweat and sunscreen can reduce the golf grips traction; a quick cleaning of the golf grips can bring them back to life. The best way to clean your grips is by wiping them with a moist cloth then drying with a clean dry towel. This method only removes the surface grime and dirt and it takes less than 5 minutes. If your golf grips need a thorough cleaning, then, use the below steps;

  • Fill a sink or a clean bucket with warm water and some cleaning liquid; you could use dishwashing liquid
  • Soak a cloth in the soapy water and rub it on the best golf grips
  • Once you have thoroughly scrubbed the best golf grips, run them under flowing warm water and ensure the water is not hot since the glue under the golf grips might loosen.
  • Using the best golf towel dry each of your golf grips as soon as the golf grip has been rinsed off. If the golf shafts have water too, ensure you dry them as well.




About The Author
Patrick Mahinge is a golf enthusiast and the chief editor of Golf Pitches, a website that delivers innovative and data-driven golf product reviews. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for the sport, Patrick has transformed Golf Pitches into a trusted source of information for golfers worldwide. Patrick's expertise lies in his ability to dissect complex golf equipment and present his findings in an engaging, easy-to-understand manner. His reviews are not just informative, but they are also backed by rigorous data-driven methodologies, making them a trusted resource for golf enthusiasts and professionals alike.

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